Spring Fair Fun in Puyallup

If you can smell the grilled onion burgers and sweetness of cotton candy, you must be in Puyallup. The Spring Fair at the Washington State fairgrounds in Puyallup kicked off Thursday, and will run through Sunday, April 22.

Remember when you had to wait until September to get your scone fix?

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Photo by Lisa Patterson.

We hit the Spring Fair on opening day and were reminded why we love it. First — so many baby animals. Second — it’s less crowded and smaller in scale. Third — we got our scone (and cotton candy, Krusty Pup, onion burger, grilled corn, turkey leg, Original House of Donuts…) fix in check.

And according to weather reports, this weekend will be perfect for you to go, “Do the Puyallup” too. Do they still say that? Here are some highlights for today through Sunday. Now go get a caramel apple or some deep-fried butter.

Friday Fair Highlights:

  • Monster Truck Show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $23 on-site. Plus ride in a Monster Truck for $8 Friday and Saturday.*

*Parking is free on Friday!

* Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Saturday Fair Highlights:

  • Brew Park Taster, for $25 get two beers or ciders, plus a commemorative glass. Brew Park Live begins at 8 p.m. with the Olson Bros Band. Tickets and more information is available online. Must be 21 or older.
  • Slamfest Demolition Derby, 7:30 p.m. If you buy tickets in advance, it includes free fair admission (up to a $12 value.)*

* Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Sunday Fair Highlights:

  • Slamfest Demolition Derby, 4 p.m.
  • BBQ Playoffs, teams will have been competing throughout the fair to see who can make the best barbecue and win cash prizes. Winners will be announced on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
spring fair

Photo by Patrick Hagerty.

There are so many free things to do and see (dockyard Derby Dogs, Magic Shows, exhibits, juggling acts, a reptile exhibit featuring snakes, lizard and more), discounts available only online, and tickets you can buy in advance so you can skip the lines. Find all the fair fun, shortcuts, and deals here.

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